As the #MeToo movement became yet another topic of discussion in the country, celebrities from all walks of life came out in the open to share their stories. #MeToo movement lamented a historic curve on the proceedings of the Indian film industry which has of late tried to mirror societal issues through work of art on the celluloid. In the recent state of affairs, Preity Zinta's remarks on the same drew ire from the netizens for mocking the movement.
In an interview with an online portal, the actress was asked about the ongoing movement, to which she said, "This me too movement, if its this much in the film industry, it's that much in every other industry. Having said that, the film industry is one of the most safest places, there's about the most decent people I have ever worked with. So I feel really bad when people say this industry is really bad." When asked if she ever encountered an incident like that, she chuckled and said, "No, I haven't, I wish I had, at least I would have had an answer to tell you." Adding that she heard a line, "Aaj Ki Sweetu, Kal Ki Me Too ho sakti hai." Preity later took to her Twitter handle to clear the air but faced the backlash of netizens for the comment.
Tanushree Dutta, who initiated this movement in India when she accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment amongst others, exclusively spoke to Republic TV on her remarks on Preity's comment. "First Rakhi Sawant and now Preity Zinta. Don't know what the hell is going on but I'm tired of verbal duels with women from the film Industry trivializing and negating such a grave issue. I have spoken enough and have much to deal with and take care of at the moment which includes ensuring that I push for legal justice.I hope something positive and constructive happens on that front so an example can be set for future," she said.
The former actress also shared that she has started penning her thoughts every day to get away from the negativity. "To distract myself from the negativity I have taken to writing every day to express some very positive thoughts and insights that may be helpful to women and men who have ever grappled with trauma, depression, suicidal thoughts, loss of direction, lack of purpose and hopelessness in life," she added.
Post breaking her silence on the incident that took place a decade ago on the sets of her film 'Horn Ok Pleassss', Tanushree received backlash from many crew members of the film including Rakhi Sawant, who replaced her in the special number. Talking about getting over the negativity, she said, "The best way I combat scepticism, negativity, doubt and distress that is thrown at me is by going to the innermost core of who I am and bring out positive thoughts and principles that have held me up through tough times. I'll share them when I feel I'm ready to but for now I think no point fighting the opinions. Let the people decide what they want to believe, feel and stand for. I'm putting my weapons down and entrusting everything on a higher power. I need to focus on constructive things."
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